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"Showcasing The Bioeconomy: The Future Is Now" Biotechnology Conference

Published on 23 March 2014

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by Office of the Spokesperson


Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Department of State will host the “Showcasing the Bioeconomy: The Future is Now” biotechnology conference on Monday, March 24 beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the George C. Marshall Center at the U.S. Department of State. Attendees should plan to enter through the 21st Street Entrance.

The conference will feature presentations, TED-style talks, and Davos-style panel discussions on innovations in three areas: agricultural, health, and industrial biotechnology.

The timeline for the conference is as follows:

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.: Registration and Coffee

9:00 – 9:10 a.m.: Opening Remarks by Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary William Craft

9:10 – 9:20 a.m.: White House Assistant Director for Biotechnology Mike Stebbins discusses the White House Bioeconomy Blueprint

9:20 – 9:30 a.m.: U.S. State Department Senior Advisor for Biotechnology Jack Bobo

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.: Agricultural Bioeconomy Discussion (Featuring Dr. Ellen Jorgensen, Antony Evans, Neal Carter, Alan Bjerga, Dr. Robert Fraley, Hadyn Parry, Dr. Catherine Woteki)

11:30 – 1:00 p.m.: Health Bioeconomy Discussion (Featuring Dr. Muhammad Zaman, Dr. Ronke Olabisi, Dr. Eddy Agbo, Naboth Van Broek, John Fini, Joseph Damond, Isaac Kinde)

2:00 – 3:25 p.m.: Industrial Bioeconomy Discussion (Featuring Patrick Nee, Reshma Shetty, Ivan Owen, Anne Nelson, Laurel Harmon, Jack Newman, Jonathan Burbaum)

3:25 – 3:35 p.m.: Closing Remarks by Assistant Secretary Kerri-Ann Jones

The conference is open for press coverage, but please RSVP to Debra Lo at (202) 647-0812 or email LoD@State.gov.

Media representatives must rsvp to attend. They should present one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense, or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver's license, passport).

For further information, please contact Kelly Juarez at (202) 647-1683 or JuarezKD@state.gov.


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Posted 2014-03-23 15:57:00